In Confinement

Frame from video by Eugenia Balcells

The internationally-recognized artist Eugenia Balcells shares with us a message about our connections to one another, which are made even more important during the COVID-19 crisis. In Catalán with English subtitles Text from the video: Eugenia Balcells reads a fragment of her text “In confinement” in front of her installation UNIVERS. Barcelona, April 23, 2020 …And I am thinking of … Read More

Health tech concentrator decoding a matrix of puzzles

Left to right: Dr Mercedes Balcells (MIT), Lourdes Castillo (Global CoCreation Lab), Alejandro Roman (Global CoCreation Lab), and Carlos Migoya (CEO, Jackson Health)

Published in Miami Today, 3 March 2020 Imagine a home with floor sensors that can tell whether a person’s imbalanced gait is indicative of a blood circulation disorder, or a toilet that automatically tests urine for signs of kidney disease or diabetes. One of the two – the toilet – already exists. The other is on its way. Now imagine … Read More

Global CoCreation Lab participates in Miami-Dade County STEAM Expo 2020

Dr Mercedes Balcells, Global CoCreation Program Director, with Jayden Lee-Sin (center) and Justin Puran (right), students at the TERRA Environmental Research Institute.

Delegation mentored student innovators and judged presentations On Saturday February 8, 2020, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) held the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) EXPO & Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics Enhancement (SECME) Competition at the Miami-Dade College (MDC) North Campus. About 25,000 students, family members, volunteer mentors and judges, and educators participated in the day-long event, which … Read More

Global CoCreation Lab visiting co-teachers give interactive STEM lessons in Miami-Dade public schools

Members of the Global CoCreation team with Miami educators. Left to right: Steve DeSantis (MIT), J. Brown, teacher Henry S. West Laboratory school, Doris Sommer (Harvard), Timothy Johnson (MIT), Cristian Carranza (Miami-Dade County Public Schools), and Aileen Ferrer (Miami-Dade County Public Schools).

One hundred 5th and 6th graders learn about neuroscience, cardiology, and international biomedical research In late January 2020, the new joint initiative between Miami-Dade County and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Global CoCreation Lab, sent a delegation of “co-teachers” into public elementary classrooms to give special lessons in neuroscience, cardiology, and working in international biomedical research.  Monika Colombo, a … Read More

IMES collaborates with Miami-Dade County to accelerate medical technology innovation

IMES and Miami-Dade County establish the Global CoCreation Lab Miami, to develop medical technologies for the benefit of the community. In an effort to accelerate innovation and new technologies in health care, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez is working with the leaders of the MIT Institute of Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) on an exciting private-public collaboration that will … Read More